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Katie's 55g pics December update - pleco pics
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2010.01.12(Tue)9:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

katienaha wrote:
The plants I bought earlier are doing amazingly, I tied the one that used to be behind the log and planted onto the log - and I found theres actually 2 plants there - yay!

Bought another banana plant, a water sprite, and something that did not have a tag on it, so it is a mystery plant.

bought 5 more tiger barbs (bigger than the ones I have in there now), and 6 Zebra danios to match my current 2. replaced the bushynose that got eaten.

Pics will come up when my water clears up from the planting/etc

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It is not a good idea to add so much biomass in one go. The bacteria take time to multiply to catch up with the increased load.

What are the current water parameters?
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PostPosted: 2010.01.12(Tue)9:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

*sigh*

I was only going with what people on the forum had suggested to me. No one mentioned adding this fish by fish.

don't know parameters - don't have a test kit right now.

I added the tiger barbs in hopes to save my gold barbs from being nipped to death.
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PostPosted: 2010.01.12(Tue)13:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Daniosman, just so you know, danios are technically shoaling, not schooling. Schooling is where they move together in uniform, and shoaling is when they go off on their own and all, but still come back and socialize. I think zebra danios are the best example of this behavior.


Thank you so much for that information! I never knew the difference and always thought those were synonyms. =).


Lol, I thought they were synonyms, too, until recently.
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PostPosted: 2010.01.13(Wed)4:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this one look like a hybrid between the green tiger and the regular perhaps?? It's the darkest of them all.
ID on this plant anyone?
The original plant that was in behind has been tackily tied to the driftwood which was no easy task (not much to tie to!) and the sword has been put in behind.
And water sprite. You can now see the melon sword.

I also have 2 banana plants in here. Photos taken from left to right, skipping out the spot where 2 teeny banana plants lie. (Same layout - see original pics)
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PostPosted: 2010.01.13(Wed)4:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I really need to get some tiger barb's for my 29g Laughing

Lookin' good!
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PostPosted: 2010.01.13(Wed)16:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

so it seems the shrimp and the bn pleco are missing... Have to wait and see if I can spot them in the next couple days.
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PostPosted: 2010.01.13(Wed)17:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless someone has a better idea, I'm going to guess that new plant is also an Anubias sp. Do the leaves feel thick and waxy & does the root system look like Anubias?

Would probably give up trying to keep shrimp in there. There isn't enough places for them to hide to avoid predation - the shark will pick them off if they go under the driftwood and the barbs will pick them off anywhere else.
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PostPosted: 2010.01.13(Wed)17:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

the leaves are very strong and smooth, I guess you could say waxy?

So basically you suggest getting way more hidey spots, and trying again... Otherwise, I'm just putting in some really expensive fish food... Embarassed I think these fish are not as compatible as I've been led to believe.

I do have algae growing, (I'm guessing because my plants are doing so well - same deal). And I'd love a little algae control. I guess it is test kit time on friday (payday) to give you guys parameters. The snow is melting like mad out there from a warming trend so I might head down to the river this week and try to find some more wood and maybe some rocks to add to the aquascape. Then can I try the bn pleco/shrimp again?

Does this sound correct? Any other suggestions?
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PostPosted: 2010.01.13(Wed)17:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you get new terracotta plant pots?
These are a good standby as aquarium decor and can look surprisingly good once that get a bit of algae.
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PostPosted: 2010.01.13(Wed)17:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a pretty good idea.. I probably could! Theres a Home Depot, a RONA, and a local garden store here, I'm sure amongst all three of those I could find some. I think they could look pretty sweet if I smashed a couple in half too.. Good idea diademhill!!
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